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LOT #807 AIRBOAT RIDE & DINNER WITH MAC STONE IN GARGIULO VINEYARDS' HOME

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Morning airboat tour with an Everglades ecologist and Miccosukee guide for eight (8) people
Catered picnic lunch under a chickee hut on a privately-owned tree island
Transportation via luxury van to and from the Miccosukee Reservation
Dinner and presentation with Conservation Photographer and Everglades Foundation Board
     member Mac Stone paired with Gargiulo Vineyards wine for eight (8) people at the home
     of NWWF Trustees Valerie Boyd & Jeff Gargiulo

The Florida Everglades, poetically dubbed the “river of grass” by Marjory Stoneman Douglas, is the largest tropical wilderness of its kind in the United States. Everglades National Park was created in 1934 to protect the fragile ecosystem: the breeding ground for species of endangered birds, the network of wetlands and forests, and the most comprehensive mangrove system in the hemisphere. Anyone who sees the Park at close range will remember it for the rest of their lives.

That’s exactly what the winning bidder’s party of eight will do. They’ll be transported to and from the Miccosukee Reservation in a luxury van, and once there, they’ll board an airboat (a vehicle specially developed to navigate the treacherous sawgrass) for a tour with an Everglades ecologist and Miccosukee guide. A catered lunch will be served under a chickee hut on a private island. That evening, they’ll dine at the Naples home of NWWF Trustees Valerie Boyd & Jeff Gargiulo, sipping Gargiulo Vineyards wines as they view a presentation by Conservation Photographer and Everglades Foundation Board member Mac Stone. They’ll return home having experienced the real Florida.

INSIDER’S INFO: Tour will depart from Naples at 8:30am and return to Naples at 3:00pm. Experience is available for a mutually agreeable date. Dinner will be at the home of Valerie Boyd & Jeff Gargiulo in Naples, Florida and is to be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date. Package is not valid June through September due to weather and expires on January 31, 2021. 

DONORS: The Everglades Foundation and Valerie Boyd & Jeff Gargiulo